There is always something nerve-wracking about the few days prior to a large floral delivery – particularly with weddings. A friend of mine is getting married this weekend and as our gift to her, my boyfriend and I are taking care of the flowers (with me arranging them of course). That being said, I’m not settling with anything less than perfection… so the pressure is on! As one of the founding partners of ONEHOPE Wine, Tiffany has the most incredible style and has been collecting hundreds of mercury glass containers and votive holders for her vintage-chic (with a little hint of rustic Napa) nuptials. Almost none of the vases are the same, which makes it tough logistically, but well worth it in the end for the aesthetic variation and interest. In preparation for her big day, we got together to take one last container count and I just had to share some of my favorites.
While I have an appreciation for all flowers, in my opinion there is none more perfect than the peony. Starting as a tiny little ball (smaller than a golf ball) peonies mature into stunning blooms often in excess of 5 or 6 inches in diameter. Their array of gorgeous hues combined with an undeniably sweet scent make this romantic flower a top pick amongst brides and women in general (hint, hint, gents!). Always a crowd pleaser, they are a great addition to any interior space and promise to make a statement in even the simplest vase. In LA, we don’t typically have peonies past the second week of July, so in honor of a great season (or in my sadness of them going out of season), I picked up a bunch in my favorite color.
When our friends decided to get married just outside of Seattle, I was thrilled to have an excuse to finally visit the famously rainy city. I had never been, but the allure of the first Starbucks, Sur la Table and Pike Place Market were enough to have me packing my rain coat weeks before the big day. As a designer, I was ecstatic that the city was even better than I had imagined and I couldn’t get enough of the endless historic brick buildings, cobblestone alleyways, fresh seafood and flowers, and countless design shops scattered around town. I came back to LA completely refreshed, inspired and with an overwhelming desire to return to Seattle someday soon.